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Nov 20, 2014 06:30 AM ET
Outside of sprucing up ghost towns, does the tumbleweed do anything useful? The giant balls of thistle are more trouble than they're worth, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency wants to eradicate them with a designer virus.
Oct 27, 2014 04:28 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A Japanese scientist has invented a way to design, print and grow herb and flower gardens in nearly any shape. Continue reading →
Sep 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
Dust from the Sahara blows minerals from fish fossils across the Atlantic and helps plants grow in the Amazon rainforest.
Sep 22, 2014 01:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
On your next walk in the woods, keep an eye out for some of these wildflowers which bloom later in the year.
Aug 29, 2014 11:15 AM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
Next time you plant the garlic that's sprouted in your kitchen cupboard you could be contributing to the spread of exotic viruses.
Aug 14, 2014 12:45 AM ET // Paul Heltzel
Bamboo -- technically a grass not a tree -- grows fast, captures carbon and can be made into pale ale.
Aug 14, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Parasitic plants and their hosts may use genetic information as a language. Continue reading →
Aug 6, 2014 01:01 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Forests are increasingly endangered by problems such as massive wildfires and outbreaks of destructive pests, which are intensifying as the result of climate change. Continue reading →
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